§ 1 Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
§ 1-A Legislative intent
§ 1-B Preservation of rural life and values; joint responsibility
§ 2 — duties
§ 2-B Rural Rehabilitation Operating Fund
§ 3 Bureaus and divisions
§ 4 Rules of construction
§ 5 Deputies
§ 8 Horticultural and dairy work
§ 9 Cooperative agreements
§ 11 Annual account of expenditures
§ 12 Rules and standards
§ 12-A Emergency rules
§ 13 Enforcement
§ 15 Jurisdiction; disposal of fines
§ 16 Penalties
§ 17 Investigation authorized
§ 18-B Ring holding devices
§ 19 Holding of real estate
§ 20 Confidential information

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 7 > Part 1 > Chapter 1

  • Accreditation commission for midwifery education: means the United States Department of Education-recognized commission approved in rules adopted by the board that provides accreditation, pre-accreditation of certificate, graduate and precertification programs that meet the national college of nurse midwives core competencies for midwifery practice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Acupuncture: means the insertion of fine metal needles through the skin at specific points on or near the surface of the body with or without the palpation of specific points on the body and with or without the application of electric current or heat to the needles or skin, or both. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Acupuncture detoxification specialist: means an individual licensed under this chapter to practice auricular acupuncture detoxification. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Acupuncture intern: means an acupuncture student enrolled in an acupuncture internship program approved by the board that involves practical training, including needle insertion on human subjects. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Affiliated licensee: means a licensee who is authorized to engage in brokerage activity by and on behalf of a real estate brokerage agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • agency: means any person or entity engaged in real estate brokerage services through its designated broker, associates or employees and licensed by the commission as a real estate brokerage agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13171
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appointed agent: means that affiliated licensee who is appointed by the designated broker of the affiliated licensee's real estate brokerage agency to act solely for a client of that real estate brokerage agency to the exclusion of other affiliated licensees of that real estate brokerage agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Approved naturopathic medical college: means a college or program granting the degree of doctor of naturopathic medicine or doctor of naturopathy approved by the board that:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Automated pharmacy systems: means mechanical systems that perform operations or activities, other than compounding, relative to the storage, packaging, labeling, dispensing or distribution of medications, and systems that collect, control and maintain all transactional information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Board: means the Board of Complementary Health Care Providers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Board: means the Maine Board of Pharmacy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Brokerage agreement: means a contract that establishes the relationships between the parties and the brokerage services to be performed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Buyer agent: means a real estate brokerage agency that has entered into a written brokerage agreement with the buyer in a real estate transaction to represent the buyer as its client. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Certified midwife: means an individual who holds a current and valid national certification as a certified midwife from the national midwifery certification board and is licensed under this chapter to practice midwifery. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Certified professional midwife: means an individual who holds a current and valid national certification as a certified professional midwife from the national registry of midwives and is licensed under this chapter and practices midwifery. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Chain pharmacist: means an individual who is engaged in the practice of pharmacy within a chain; that is, where there is a corporate grouping of 4 or more pharmacies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Client: means a person who has entered into a written brokerage agreement with a real estate brokerage agency that has agreed to represent that person and be bound by the duties set forth in section 13272 on behalf of that person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Collaborative drug therapy management: includes collecting and reviewing patient histories; obtaining and checking vital signs, including pulse, temperature, blood pressure and respiration; and, under the supervision of, or in direct consultation with, a practitioner, ordering and evaluating the results of laboratory tests directly related to drug therapy when performed in accordance with approved protocols applicable to the practice setting and when the evaluation does not include a diagnostic component. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Collaborative practice agreement: means a written and signed agreement between one or more pharmacists with training and experience relevant to the scope of the collaborative practice and a practitioner that supervises or provides direct consultation to the pharmacist or pharmacists engaging in collaborative drug therapy management that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Commission: means the Real Estate Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Compounding: includes the preparation of drugs or devices in anticipation of prescription drug orders to be received by the pharmacist based on routine, regularly observed prescribing patterns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dangerous substance: means a substance described in section 13731, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • delivery: means the actual, constructive or attempted transfer of a drug or device from one person to another, whether or not for a consideration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Department: means the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Department: means the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Designated broker: means a broker designated by a real estate brokerage agency to act for the real estate brokerage agency in the conduct of real estate brokerage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Device: means an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent or other similar or related article, including any component part or accessory, that is required under federal or state law to be prescribed by a practitioner and dispensed by a pharmacist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Director: means the director of the Real Estate Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13001
  • Disclosed dual agent: means a real estate brokerage agency representing 2 or more clients whose interests are adverse in the same transaction with the knowledge and informed consent of the clients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • dispensing: means the preparation and delivery of a prescription drug in a suitable container appropriately labeled for subsequent administration to or use by a patient or other individual entitled to receive the prescription drug pursuant to a lawful order of a practitioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Distribute: means the delivery of a drug other than by administering or dispensing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Drug: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Electronic transmission: means transmission of information in electronic form or the transmission of the exact visual image of a document by way of electronic equipment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Eligible product developer: means a person that seeks to develop an application for the approval of a drug under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, Section 505(b) or 505(j) or the licensing of a biological product under the federal Public Health Service Act, Section 351. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Free clinic: means an incorporated nonprofit health facility that provides health care to people at no charge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Homeopathic preparation: means medicine prepared according to the "Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States Revised Service" (Nov. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Independent pharmacist: means an individual who is engaged in the practice of pharmacy in an independent pharmacy; that is, where there are fewer than 4 pharmacies under the same ownership. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interchangeable biological product: means a biological product that the federal Food and Drug Administration has:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • International confederation of midwives: means a nongovernmental organization, approved in rules adopted by the board, representing midwives and midwifery associations that authors international standards for education and essential competencies for practice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Labeling: means the process of preparing and affixing a label to the outside of any drug container, exclusive of the labeling by a manufacturer, packer or distributor of a nonprescription drug or commercially packaged legend drug or device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • legend drug: means a drug that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mail order contact lens supplier: means a person or entity, other than an optometrist or physician licensed in this State, that fills contact lens prescriptions by mail or carrier for a patient who resides in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Mail order prescription pharmacy: means an entity that dispenses prescription medications by mail or carrier from a facility not located in this State to a patient who resides in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Manufacture: means the production, preparation, propagation, compounding, conversion or processing of a device or drug, either directly or indirectly, by extraction from substances of natural origin or independently by means of chemical synthesis or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis and includes any packaging or repacking of the substances or labeling or relabeling of its container, except that manufacture does not include the preparation or compounding of a drug by an individual for personal use or the preparation, compounding, packaging or labeling of a drug:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Manufacturer: means a person engaged in the manufacture of prescription drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Material fact: means a fact that relates to the transaction and is so substantial and important as to influence the client to whom it is imparted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Midwife: means a person who practices midwifery. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Midwifery: includes consultation with or referral to medical and other health care providers when indicated by client health care needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Midwifery bridge certificate: means a certificate issued by the national registry of midwives that documents completion of accredited continuing education for certified professional midwives based upon identified areas to address education in emergency skills and other competencies set by the international confederation of midwives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Midwifery education accreditation council: means the United States Department of Education-recognized commission that provides accreditation for programs and institutions that meet the national midwives alliance core competencies, the international confederation of midwives competencies and the national registry of midwives skills and standards for basic midwifery practice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Ministerial acts: means those acts that a real estate brokerage agency performs for a person who is not a client and that are informative or clerical in nature and do not rise to the level of active representation on behalf of the person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • National acupuncture detoxification association: means the national organization that provides training in auricular acupuncture detoxification, as specified in rules by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • National association of certified professional midwives: means the national professional and standard-setting association for certified professional midwives approved in rules adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • National college of nurse midwives: means the national professional and standard-setting organization for midwives certified by the national midwifery certification board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • National midwifery certification board: means the national certifying body, approved in rules adopted by the board, for candidates in midwifery who have received graduate-level education in programs accredited by the accreditation commission for midwifery education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • National midwives alliance: means the national midwifery organization, approved in rules adopted by the board, that has articulated core competencies for midwives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • National registry of midwives: means the organization that sets national standards for the certified professional midwife credential approved in rules adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Natural antibiotics: means antimicrobial, antifungal and antiprotozoal agents that are naturally occurring substances or are manufactured substances that are substantially identical to those naturally occurring substances. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Naturopathic acupuncture: means the insertion of acupuncture needles into specific points on the skin to treat human disease and impairment and to relieve pain. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Naturopathic doctor: means a person authorized and licensed to practice naturopathic medicine under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Naturopathic manipulative therapy: means the manually administered or mechanical treatment of body structures or tissues in accordance with naturopathic principles for the purpose of restoring normal physiological function to the body by normalizing and balancing the musculoskeletal system of the body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Naturopathic medicine: means a system of health care for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human health conditions, injuries and diseases that uses education, natural medicines and therapies to support and stimulate the individual's intrinsic self-healing processes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Nonprescription drugs: means nonnarcotic drugs that may be sold without a prescription and that are prepackaged for use by the consumer and labeled in accordance with the requirements of the laws and rules of this State and the Federal Government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Office procedures: means methods for the repair and care incidental to superficial lacerations and abrasions, superficial lesions and the removal of foreign bodies located in the superficial tissues. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Opioid medication: means a controlled substance containing an opioid included in schedule II of 21 United States Code, Section 812 or 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1308. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation or other association or organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Pharmacist: means an individual licensed by this State to engage in the practice of pharmacy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Pharmacist in charge: means the pharmacist who is responsible for the licensing of the pharmacy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Pharmacy: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Pharmacy intern: means a person who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Pharmacy technician: means a person employed by a pharmacy who works in a supportive role to, and under the direct supervision of, a licensed pharmacist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Physician: means an allopathic physician or osteopathic physician. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Poison: means an agent that when ingested, inhaled or otherwise absorbed by a living organism is capable of producing a deleterious response seriously injuring function or producing death. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Practice of pharmacy: means the interpretation and evaluation of prescription drug orders; the compounding, dispensing and labeling of drugs and devices, except labeling by a manufacturer, packer or distributor of nonprescription drugs and commercially packaged legend drugs and devices; the participation in drug selection and drug utilization reviews; the proper and safe storage of drugs and devices and the maintenance of proper records for these drugs and devices; the administration of vaccines licensed by the United States Food and Drug Administration that are recommended by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or successor organization, for administration to adults; the performance of collaborative drug therapy management; the responsibility for advising, when necessary or regulated, of therapeutic values, content, hazards and use of drugs and devices; the ordering and dispensing of over-the-counter nicotine replacement products approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration; and the offering or performing of those acts, services, operations or transactions necessary in the conduct, operation, management and control of a pharmacy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Practitioner: means an individual who is licensed, registered or otherwise authorized in the appropriate jurisdiction to prescribe and administer drugs in the course of professional practice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Prescription drug order: means a lawful written or oral order of a practitioner for a drug or device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Qualified assistant pharmacist: means an individual licensed by this State as a qualified assistant apothecary, qualified assistant or assistant pharmacist, provided that the license is in full force and effect, except for the right to serve as a pharmacist in charge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Qualified midwife preceptor: means a licensed and experienced midwife, or other health professional licensed in this State, who participates in the clinical education of individuals enrolled in a midwifery education program accredited by the midwifery education accreditation council or accreditation commission for midwifery education and who meets the criteria for midwife preceptors set forth by the organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Real estate: means all estates and lesser interests in land and an existing business if real estate is a part of the business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13001
  • Real estate brokerage: means a single instance of offering, attempting to conduct or conducting services on behalf of another for compensation, or with the expectation of receiving compensation, calculated to result in the transfer of an interest in real estate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13001
  • Real estate brokerage agency: means a person or entity providing real estate brokerage services through that person's designated broker, affiliated licensees, associates or employees and licensed by the commission as a real estate brokerage agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rural health center: means an incorporated nonprofit health facility that provides comprehensive primary health care to citizens in rural areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Seller agent: means a real estate brokerage agency that has entered into a written brokerage agreement with the seller in a real estate transaction to represent the seller as the real estate brokerage agency's client. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subagent: means a real estate brokerage agency engaged by another real estate brokerage agency to perform brokerage tasks for a client. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Targeted methamphetamine precursor: means any product containing any amount of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or phenylpropanolamine or their salts, isomers or salts of isomers, either alone or in combination with other ingredients:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • therapeutically equivalent drug: means any drug that has identical amounts of the same active ingredients in the same dosage form and in the same concentration that, when administered in the same amounts, will produce or can be expected to have the same therapeutic effect as the drug prescribed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A
  • Timber and grass: when used in reference to the public reserved lots, so called, in unorganized territory in the State, means all growth of every description on said lots. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Topical medicine: means topical analgesics, anesthetics, antiseptics, scabicides, antifungals and antibacterials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Transaction broker: means a real estate brokerage agency that provides real estate brokerage services to one or more parties in a real estate transaction without a fiduciary relationship as a buyer agent, a seller agent, a subagent or a disclosed dual agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Undisclosed dual agent: means a real estate brokerage agency representing 2 or more clients whose interests are adverse in the same transaction without the knowledge and informed consent of the clients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Wholesaler: means a person who buys prescription drugs for resale and distribution to persons other than consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13702-A